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John Boyega, Jodie Whittaker and Luke Treadaway in Attack the Block

Photo: Screen Gems Attack the Block is a film sold with the tagline "Inner City vs. Outer Space" as aliens have landed in South London and for some reason seem attracted to one specific South London apartment building. Even more specifically, they seem to be honing in one group of young thugs, whom we first meet as they are mugging a nurse as she's walking home. As terror rains down from the stars this group of misfits and the woman they mugged must ultimately work together to save their tower block from the alien marauders. But while Attack the Block is being sold as a sci-fi comedy, there's a lot more to it than just that.

John Boyega stars as Moses, the leader of this gang with a not-so-ironic name. On top of serving as the face of this young group of hoods, »

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